Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

CardioDx Raises $35M

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – CardioDx today announced the close of a $35 million financing round.

The funds will be used to expand the commercial use of Corus CAD and to support the company's development of other genomic tests for coronary artery disease, CardioDx said. Corus CAD is a gene expression-based test for assessing non-diabetic patients who display symptoms suggestive of obstructive CAD. 

Along with CardioDx's existing investors, Alberta Investment Management participated in the round.  

In July the Redwood City, Calif.-based company said in a regulatory document that it raised $21 million toward a targeted goal of $25 million. The $35 million figure includes the July financing. 

CardioDx filed for an initial public offering in October 2013 but has not gone public yet.

 

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.